Sargasso of Morgantown Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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Over ten years ago Sargasso started a food revolution in Morgantown, bringing fine dining to a city that had previously not seen anything like it. Locally owned and operated, we strive to provide the premiere dining experience in the region by utilizing ingredients of the highest quality from local to international with each season. Our culinary team is led by a duo of experienced chefs -European-trained Austrian native Chef Thomas Metzler and local talent Chef Dave Halterman, who has been cooking in the Morgantown community for over ten years. We are honored by Wine Spectator for having one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world. The Sargasso family takes great pride in offering our guests world-class service in a hospitable and inviting atmosphere.
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vipHunterGatherer
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Order the pickles to nibble on while you decide what to eat. You won't be sorry! Pickled rhubarb, peaches, fennel, and onions were part a recent pickle plate. You can't go wrong with any of the salads, but the Sargasso is my very favorite. Corn cakes are a new appetizer selection and are very good. Ditto the Dan Dan Noodles. Sargasso is one of our favorite restaurants in Morgantown and it never disappoints!

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Colonel
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food service and atmosphere
even with C-19 restrictions
don’t wait call and make that reservation you’re going to love it!
enjoy!!

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dennism
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,service and beautiful inside. will go back!

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vipHunterGatherer
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sargasso never disappoints! The pickled veggies are a must to start the meal - they are seasonal and always interesting (rhubarb!!). I am addicted to them! I almost never order chicken out but decided to try it and it was absolutely delicious! The skin was super crispy and the meat was tender and juicy. Greeens and polenta cakes rounded out the dish and it was all wonderful. My husband had a charcuterie plate for his meal and was very pleased (as always) with it. A couple of nice cocktails, beers, and a scoop of homemade ice cream for dessert rounded out the meal. There is a homemade ice cream and sorbet available for dessert every day and you should definitely leave room for it!

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vipChiChi
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fabulous, as always.

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WilliamV
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful place to dine during the COVID-19 crime.

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Yumy
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic wine, great food and the blackberry strudel was to die for. In fact it was the best I have ever had. The chef is from Austria.

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vipTomU
West Virginia
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think they now have it together. I've been a little critical at times in the past, but dinner Saturday was top to bottom great. Great server, great grouper, friendly staff, including the chief.

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AnthonyV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pros: Great service! Burrata toast was a nice starter. Tomato bisque solid as well! Salmon well prepared and filet cooked to ordered temperature.

Cons: Decor showing its age. Needs some updating. 7:15 p.m. Saturday seating and not busy at all.

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vipDHill
Pittsburgh
53 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful lunch yesterday. The Calamari was excellent as always and our sandwiches were great! High Recommended

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StanleyF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

This was our second visit to Sargasso of Morgantown. Our first visit was five stars across the board, but this visit left us a bit disappointed. On our first visit, there were plenty of wait staff who provided top notch service. On this visit, our waitress was overwhelmed with tables to serve. The managers were stepping in to help, but were making mistakes delivering orders to the wrong tables. The weather outside was cold and there was a draft that gave my wife and other guests seated close by a chill. The food was excellent. We will visit again, but will pick a date when the weather is warmer.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The menu selection was not very exciting. We got the pickle appetizer which was an assortment of vinegar drenched vegetables that did not go very well together. The ratatouille was sloppily prepared. The rice pilaf looked like it came straight out of a microwave minute rice cup and the flavor of the tomato sauce was comparable to that of Ragu. We also ordered the pork chop which was surprisingly undercooked. We had high expectations for such a well rated restaurant but were very disappointed by what we experienced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

Andy provided excellent customer service on the phone and on site. He let our host and waiter know about the surprise so everyone was tracking. Great experience!

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vipTomU
West Virginia
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have written good and bad reviews for Sargasso. This visit was very good. The chiefs are always very good. They bent over this visit to make the service good. They had a nice seafood entry, which is not always the case. Again, though, we were unable to contact them by phone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The server was great. The plates are a little small.

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RonaldW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Waitress attentive and knowledgeable. Food hot and perfectly presented. Birthday dinner that was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to dine and socialize with family and friends! My favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious as always!

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LoveGoodFood
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding waiter and excellent food

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Tammy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th anniversary with adult children and their spouses and the evening was wonderful. The staff went over and beyond to make our evening special; thank you to Adam for the discussions earlier in the day on the seating arrangement and the wine selections; Andrew did a great job serving; David at the bar helped out with clean wine glasses; and the chef made a special vegetarian entree for my husband. So the evening was truly a success! Thank you Sargasso for a memorable 25th anniversary dinner!

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vipTomU
West Virginia
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I'm giving up on management. We make our reservations thru Open Table because they do not answer their phone. We called last week, when no reservation was available thru Open Table, to make sure that they were busy. We asked for a call back and got nothing. This Saturday the menu has changed where the only fish is salmon. We had to ask the server if we were to open the wine. They have a problem keeping servers of the quality you would expect at their prices.

It's not the chiefs. They are great, but for some reason management is making a lot of poor decisions on menu,staff, and response to phone inquires.

It may be a long time before we try them again.

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AaronZ
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can we say, we always say Jenny and I are going to try another venue in Mo'Town but wind up right back at the only place worth dining....Sargasso!

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Virginia
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic. Lentil soup, trout salad and salmon entrée. All perfect.

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vipTomU
West Virginia
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a regular here. We always ask ahead for a chilled bottle of our favorite wine. If we make our reservation a few days ahead, knowing that we like a certain kind of food, they will make sure that it is available for us. Does not get any better than that.

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karenr
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town working the football game for the weekend, and found Sargasso through a search. My friend and I are somewhat foodies and liked the menu. We were blown away by the soup of the day which was wine and cheese. Now that doesn't sound like much, but WOW would be the way to describe it. Entrees were creative and the salad was beautifully presented and perfectly dressed.

Our waiter Dylan was fabulous, and service was terrific. The prices are surprisingly affordable.so you won't be disappointed, I can assure you.

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vipShellyD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Food and wine were wonderful

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viphelenzt
Cleveland
101 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at Sargasso, and it was a delightful evening. Food was excellent - we shared the pumpkin tortellini and the salmon - and our server (Sarah, I think) was excellent.

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DaveF
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was really bad, everything we asked the server for she forgot to do and we had to ask multiple times. Unfortunate as the food was good, probably the most upscale restaurant in Morgantown, however the service didn’t match, at least during this experience.

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vipJohn
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class as always. Have never been disappointed here. Excellent service and the food was tremendous.

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TomWV
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had an excellent meal at Sargasso. My wife also enjoys her vegetarian meal.

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Doug
West Virginia
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar/wait staff were amazing

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vipJeanD
Baltimore
115 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was awesome. Scallops and rice cake yum. Green side did not taste right but hummus was delish!!

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TinaL
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere, staff very pleasant

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JaquelynnE
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were amazing and accommodating. Food was excellent.

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BillM
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could always spens less money, but tje food, service, and ambiance could not be improved upon.

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ValS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the filet, medium well, and it was perfect, the best I've had in a long time. Everything was delicious and the server was very attentive.

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Bobbi
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasing decor, friendly service, and innovative cuisine. Great place!

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Celebration
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating my wife's retirement and David, our waiter, took very good care of us. The food was very good. My wife had the prime rib which was excellent and I had the fish special. We truly enjoyed the evening.

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PaulaM
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I like using Sargasso for business meals. Great atmosphere. Elegant but casual too. Easy to hold a conversation and service and food are excellent.

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TALIAM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was very tasty and the service was wonderful. We ordered fish, my friend had the salmon and I had the striped bass, both were fillet with creative ingredients, that made together a delicious symphony in my mouth. For desert we took the zabaglione, made of passion fruit cream and meringue, OMG it was soooo delicious. so unusual and so good. I must say, I am very picky with food and I like special unordinary dishes, we definitely had such experience in Sargasso. In three words - We'll be back !

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Sargasso of Morgantown Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (304) 554-0100.

Sargasso of Morgantown Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 627 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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